Important funding application dates

  1. ARC College of Experts Nominations for 2016
  2. NHMRC - Funding Calendar
  3. Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme
  4. Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

1. ARC College of Experts Nominations for 2016

The ARC (Australian Research Council) is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals in all disciplines, and strong emphasis will be placed on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.

Nominations from women, from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and from end-users across the private, public and not-for profit sectors are particularly encouraged. Please note that international nominees are eligible to apply on condition that they are able to obtain an Australian visa.

Research Funding Team Deadlines:

Intent to Apply (email only)

Internal Deadline for Complete Nomination Forms

DVC(R&I) Nominations Announced

Final Submission Deadline

ARC External Submission by Approved Delegate

COB 22/05/15

COB 09/06/15

COB 16/06/15

10am 22/06/15

COB 23/06/15

Intent to Apply and Nomination Forms must be submitted to the FedUni Delegate Ms Tina D'Urbano at by the advised deadlines.

Nomination Forms must be approved by the DVC(R&I) and submitted electronically by the FedUni Delegate to the ARC by 5pm (AEST) Tuesday 23 June 2015.  Nominations will not be accepted directly from nominees (excepting those submitting as self-employed). Nominees who hold an honorary or adjunct appointment with FedUni are eligible to apply.

The Nomination Kit and Nomination Form are now available via the ARC website :

All questions in the Nomination Form are mandatory, and one form must be completed by each nominee.

It is anticipated that nominees and nominating primary employers will be advised of the outcome in September - October 2015.

If you are interested in applying as a nominee, please liaise with your ADR/Director/Exec Dean in the first instance to discuss this opportunity and ask about internal faculty requirements.

2. NHMRC – Funding Calendar

Funding Rules for Applications submitted in 2015 have been released by the NHMRC.  These plus further scheme specific rules, advice and instructions can be found on the NHMRC website.

Researchers intending on developing a proposal are strongly encouraged to speak with their Exec Dean/ADR/Head to discuss plans, partner investigators, budgets, etc., as well as internal Faculty deadlines.

Further Information

Current and upcoming funding scheme dates are available on the NHMRC Funding Calendar

Read more about all schemes on the NHMRC website at


Please note the important dates below, including the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form internal deadline, due to by:


GEOI deadline

Applications open in RGMS

Minimum Data in RGMS

Internal Compliance Review

Internal deadline for Final proposals

Proposals Close in RGMS

Early Career Fellowships







Career Development Fellowships







Development Grants







Program Grants







3. Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic co-operation.

It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities.

The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.

Projects are funded for one or two years commencing in 2016. Maximum funding per year, per project is AUD $12,500.  

Applications will be ranked by an internal review panel.  Projects recommended for further consideration will be forwarded to Universities Australia for DAAD consideration.

Applications close at on Tues 30 June 2015

Further Information

Federation University contact officer for this scheme is: Tina D'Urbano, 

More information can be found on the Universities Australia website:


Please note the important dates below, including the internal deadline for the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, due to by:

GEOI deadline

Internal Compliance Review deadline

Return to Researcher

Final Research Funding deadline

External Deadline






***** Please also check with your Faculty for any additional internal deadlines.

4. Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST) 

     Community One-off Grants 2015

Applications are now open for HMST Community One-off Grants 2015.  Funding of up to $30,000 is available under the following Programs:

Cultural and Heritage

Creative initiatives that give voice to communities by attracting local participation, encouraging public engagement and developing a sense of place.

Education and Vocations Pathways

Education and vocational initiatives that help individuals improve their circumstances.

Land and Environmental Stewardship

Initiatives that deliver responsible conservation of Victoria's natural environments through cooperative projects and sustainable practices. 

Regional Resilience

Projects and programs that deliver benefits to rural and regional communities.

Research Funding Internal Dates (for all Programs)


Internal Deadline

Final Submission

External Deadline



12 Noon 27/05/15

12 Noon 28/05/15

*Late GEOI's cannot be accepted due to the funding body limitation of 1 submission per organisation

For further information about these programs please visit the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust website

Contact Research Funding Team

If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at

Budget support and information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact Tara Harle at